More Adventures, More Experiences

A lot has happened in the past two weeks it’s hard to keep track of everything! I really can’t believe it’s nearing the end of my third week here – time is going by too fast. So, last week I began researching for the rock art and hunting and fishing exhibit I’m working on. I read for about 3 or 4 days so I always left work with my brain fried. But I got a break last Wednesday when a group of us went to Seminole Canyon and hiked to Fate Bell Shelter to see some rock art! My supervisor and two interns from SHUMLA provided the group of us with a tour and although the hike was a bit strenuous because I’m out of shape, I had a lot of fun and enjoyed this unique experience. After we had lunch, my supervisor showed us how to make friction, use an atlatl (a spear thrower that attaches to a spear enabling greater distance), and how to use boomerangs and rabbit sticks to kill animals. How he learned all of this, I do not know, but now I know who to contact if I ever go camping and end up having problems. DSCN0101 DSCN0118 DSCN0124

Friction fire

Friction fire

So this past week and the end of last I have been working on the rock art touch screen exhibit. I learned how to use the software, Intuiface, and am happy with the work I’ve done so far. My supervisor and I also got to go to the museum collection and photograph the artifacts. For about half the artifacts, I actually was able to handle the artifacts! It was one of the most nerve-wracking things I’ve ever done but I’m so happy he was able to trust me with such a great responsibility. The contents of these cases will be replaced with the exhibit I’m working on now: DSCN0152 DSCN0153 DSCN0156 This Tuesday my supervisor and I had the pleasure of hosting Jennifer and Rodrigo (yay)! I showed them my project and they got the chance to learn a lot about the history of the park. We had a great lunch at Manuel’s, walked around the park, and went on a motorboat! We ate a tuna (prickly pear) which was really delicious. I didn’t know the park had some, but now I know where I can go to eat if I forget my lunch one day. We also got a close view of the dam and were able to see the two eagles on top representing U.S. and Mexico. It was a pretty fun day! DSCN0169 DSCN0177 DSCN0178 DSCN0182   I hope everyone else has been having a great time! I hope you all have a good time celebrating the 4th of July (if you do). Until next time, Loreto

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